Upgrade from Premium Home SP 1 to Ultimate via Anytime Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by LoriCLF, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. LoriCLF

    LoriCLF Guest

    I have a new laptop on the way with Premium Home SP1 pre-installed. I have a
    new 32-bit Ultimate disk w/o SP1 but it includes Windows Anytime Upgrade.

    I've read that you can upgrade from Home SP1 to Ultimate only if you have
    Ultimate SP1. Is this correct?

    Also, is it possible to get the Ultimate SP1 through the Anytime Upgrade? I
    wanted to ask before I go through the process of trying to upgrade. Thanks
    for the help.
     
    LoriCLF, Jun 12, 2008
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  2. When your online order is complete, you will be mailed a Windows Anytime Upgrade Pack
    which includes your product key, Windows Anytime Upgrade disc w/SP1, and upgrade instructions.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pr...orupgrade/windowsanytimeupgrade/overview.mspx



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    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience -
    Windows Vista Enthusiast

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    I have a new laptop on the way with Premium Home SP1 pre-installed. I have a
    new 32-bit Ultimate disk w/o SP1 but it includes Windows Anytime Upgrade.

    I've read that you can upgrade from Home SP1 to Ultimate only if you have
    Ultimate SP1. Is this correct?

    Also, is it possible to get the Ultimate SP1 through the Anytime Upgrade? I
    wanted to ask before I go through the process of trying to upgrade. Thanks
    for the help.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jun 13, 2008
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  3. LoriCLF

    LoriCLF Guest

    Actually, I already have the Ultimate CD, which I received from another
    source, not from the vendor where I purchased my laptop. I believe I would
    only receive the Home Premium CD from the vendor, correct?
     
    LoriCLF, Jun 13, 2008
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  4. LoriCLF

    Shane Nokes Guest

    Windows Anytime Upgrade discs contain all versions of Vista.

    You will need the updated disc that has SP1 on it that they will provide in
    order to complete the update.
     
    Shane Nokes, Jun 13, 2008
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  5. LoriCLF

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Lori,

    Minor correction: They are DVD's, not CD's.

    The vendor disk is likely an image disk that just splats the original
    installation back onto the system, wiping everything out. It's useless for
    anything else.

    As your system came preinstalled with SP1, your assumption is correct in
    that you cannot use the pre-SP1 disk to upgrade to Ultimate (and, in
    reality, with retail disks all versions of Vista are there, it's your
    product key that determines which version installs). You would have to
    uninstall SP1 first, and that's not usually an option with preinstalled
    systems.

    As Carey has pointed out, if you use the Anytime Upgrade process, it will
    include the option to receive a disk that contains SP1.
     
    Rick Rogers, Jun 13, 2008
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  6. LoriCLF

    LoriCLF Guest

    Thanks, all! You've really helped me.
     
    LoriCLF, Jun 13, 2008
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